Balakong by-election: I am young and energetic, says PH candidate

Hidir Reduan and Meor Riduwan Meor Ahmad

BANGI: “I am young and energetic. Until now I am yet to feel tired (campaigning).”

According to Pakatan Harapan (PH) Balakong by-election candidate Wong Siew Ki, her enthusiasm is seen in her involvement in creative fields like making documentary “Jatuh” (Fall), in relation to the case of Teoh Beng Hock.

Teoh, an aide to a DAP assemblyman, was found dead in a fall from a building in Shah Alam in July 2009, following an overnight interrogation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its nearby office.

“These are all qualities of hope and for a better future compared to the MCA candidate (for Balakong, Tan Chee Teong).

“Even though I am younger my experience is not less than his (Tan’s) as I have four years’ experience in a service centre and constantly meet with the people to resolve their problems.

“I do not think he has more advantage over me,” said the 34-year-old after the launch of PH’s manifesto for the Balakong by-election here today.

Wong, who entered politics in 2014, was responding to 40-year-old Tan’s statement that he had a more extensive political experience compared to her.

The DAP member will lock horns with her MCA counterpart in the by-election on Sept 8.

The state constituency fell vacant following the death of its assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee in a road accident on July 20. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd